Away win sends Hadleigh marching up table

THURLOW NUNN LEAGUE

PREMIER DIVISION

Felixstowe and Walton United 0 Hadleigh United 4

HADLEIGH United continued their climb up the league table on Tuesday evening.

A first-half strike by Lee McGlone, who volleyed home a squared free-kick by Scott Chaplin, was the only goal of the first half against a spirited Seasiders’ outfit.

Felixstowe looked capable of a point until the 78th minute when a cross from the right was scrambled home by Ashley Sloots for number two.

Four minutes later, a pass by Neil Calver put Chaplin through to increase the lead.

By now Felixstowe were second best and in the last minute Chaplin again got clear to score a solo goal after rounding the keeper.

At the other end, Felixstowe hit the woodwork in the 68th minute while Hadleigh keeper Dan Heath had to make a flying save after 85 minutes to prevent a home goal.

n Hadleigh, now in eighth place, will be looking to build on Tuesday’s victory when they travel to Wivenhoe Town on Saturday (3pm), who sit in 15th after losing their last four league games.

In the First Division, Long Melford travel to fourth-placed Braintree Town Reserves (3pm) buoyed by their first league victory of the season on Saturday.

On the back of last week’s 7-0 win over Cornard, Halstead Town are three points off the top six ahead of a trip to Debenham LC on Saturday (3pm), before travelling to Great Wakering Rovers on Tuesday night (7.45pm) for their second round Essex Senior Cup tie.

Cornard United will be looking to recover from their second consecutive 7-0 defeat, having gone down to the same scoreline at Premier Division Brantham Athletic in the Red Insure Cup (league cup) preliminary round on Tuesday, when they host Ipswich Wanderers at Blackhouse Lane on Saturday (3pm).

Their opponents lost 4-0 at home to Brightlingsea Regent last Saturday to leave them 12th in the table, while Cornard are still looking to put their first points on the board as they go into their seventh game.